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Hug-a-Veteran is Part of Weeklong Veterans Day Observance at DePaul University

Hug-a-Veteran is just one of many weeklong events held by DePaul University in recognition of Veterans Day.

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–November 7, 2013.  There is a long tradition at DePaul University of observing Veterans Day by honoring those who served and are serving in the military. Several special events are planned on DePaul’s Chicagoland campuses in the days leading up to Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, there also will be an interfaith service and luncheon on its Loop Campus.

DePaul has been designated as a military friendly school by Victory Media. Last fall, about 500 student veterans were enrolled. With their number and impact on campus growing notable in recent years, DePaul established an Office of Veterans Affairs in 2009, to centralize and expand its outreach. They are hosting this year’s observance along with the Student Government Association. More information at http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/va.


Wall of Remembrance
Through Nov. 8
All campuses (Loop, Lincoln Park, O’Hare, Naperville, Oak Forest)
Students, staff and faculty can contribute the name of a loved one who has served or a general thought or prayer for those currently serving.

Hug-A-Veteran Day
Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lincoln Part Campus, Student Center, 1st Floor
The DePaul community is invited by the Student Government Association to show support for student veterans with handshakes, high-fives, and fist bumps.

Flag Memorial
Nov. 11, Installation at 7 a.m., on display all day
Lincoln Park Campus Quad
The Student Government Association will install a flag memorial to honor those 18-to-24-year-old service members who gave their lives since Sept. 11, 2001.

National Roll Call
Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
All campuses (Loop, Lincoln Park, O’Hare, Naperville, Oak Forest)
Throughout the day, the Roll Call of Fallen Heroes — 6,769 since Sept. 11, 2001 — will be displayed on video screens.

National Moment of Silence
Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, take a minute to join the nation in a quiet reflection on those that have served our country.

Veterans Day Interfaith Service
Nov. 11, 1 a.m.-noon
Loop Campus, DePaul Center, 11th Floor Gallery
A Veterans Day at DePaul tradition to give thanks to those who served and to pray for peace.

Veterans Day Luncheon
Nov. 11, noon-1:30 p.m.
Loop Campus, DePaul Center, 11th Floor Gallery
Students, staff and faculty are invited to this annual celebration of those in our community who served in the military. Distinguished veterans who will share remarks include Howard Kanter, an associate professor in the Driehaus College of Business; Larry Melton, an Army veteran and student in the School for New Learning; and Tom Paetsch, a university data administrator with Enrollment Management and Marketing.

Veterans Picture Share
Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m.
Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center
DePaul student Veterans will share pictures from their time in service.

Source: depaul.edu



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